News About the Columbia County Fair

Recognizing County Fair Sponsors

There are many advantages to becoming a Columbia County Fair sponsor. Not only do sponsors have increased visibility, but there is a level of community connectivity that is priceless. For information on becoming a sponsor and to learn who is supporting this year’s Fair, go to Angelo [...]

August 13th, 2019|

Smokin’, Roarin’ Beasts! – And That’s Just the Tractors!

Talk about horsepower! The Monster Tractor Pull roars like a fleet of jet engines! More high octane motorized entertainment includes the Professional Truck Pull, two nights of Demolition Derby and even an Antique Tractor Pull. The Columbia County Fair in Chatham has real horses, too - - and much [...]

August 7th, 2019|

Schoolgirl Queen Contestants are More Than just Pretty Faces

Contestants for the 2019 Schoolgirl Queen Contest at the Columbia County Fair have wide-ranging interests. From training in Brazilian Jiu-jitzu to membership in a Multi-cultural Club, Taekwondo expertise to playing the saxophone, volunteering as a student director of a musical to helping format an Art and Literary Magazine, they are a diverse bunch.  The contest is an annual event and takes place [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

Columbia County’s Got PLENTY of Talent

Forty to fifty contestants will take part in Columbia County’s Got Talent”, at this year’s Columbia County Fair. From youngsters to teens and adults, singers, dancers, magicians and other talented individuals will compete for prize money and a chance to go up against stiff competition at the New York [...]

July 21st, 2019|

Come for the Exhibits, Stay for the Music

Jamaican born Jimy Graham (Yup, that’s the correct spelling.) will be among the musicians featured at this year’s Columbia County Fair in Chatham, NY. Jimy is heavy into Motown and the currently trending sounds of the Caribbean. Among others he’s recorded and/or toured with Wilson Pickett, Peter Tosh and [...]

June 17th, 2019|

Fair Scholarship Details Announced

The Columbia County Agricultural Society is reminding students that applications for the Fair Scholarships must be completed and returned by August 1st. Applicants must be active in the Fair as an exhibitor, presenter, volunteer or in some other capacity. To further agriculture in the county, the Columbia County [...]

June 10th, 2019|

The Demolition Derby: White Doors, White Knuckles

All the fun of road rage and none of the consequences. The Demolition Derby literally brings brave men and women together behind the wheels of expendable vehicles. The object is to hit your opponents so hard that their cars stop running. Last man or woman still able to drive, [...]

June 8th, 2019|

Behind the Scenes at the Chatham Fairgrounds

Fair officials and volunteers work year ‘round planning for a bigger and better Columbia County Fair. This year, construction of a new ramp providing wheelchair access to the Fair Office is just one of the projects in the works. Discussions of improvements start almost a year ahead of time. [...]

June 1st, 2019|

Animals: Up Close and Personal at the Columbia County Fair

Whether a curious sheep or just-born chicks, kid goats or piglets, there is no end of animals to see at the Columbia County Fair. Competing cows, sheep and other farm livestock vie for blue ribbons and the coveted title of “Best in Show”. And bucking broncs and ornery bulls [...]

May 28th, 2019|

Frankie Ballard: Every Song has a Story

Country rocker Frankie Ballard is headlining at this year’s Columbia County Fair, Chatham, NY, on Sunday, September 1st at 7PM. Gold records on his wall include “Sunshine & Whiskey,” “Helluva Life” and “Young & Crazy.” The top billed artist earned his chops as the opening act for Bob Seger, [...]

May 15th, 2019|
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